Pirate Promise Agreement Signed Between CFCC and ECU

August 28th, 2019 by CFCC Newswire

ECU and CFCC Pirate Promise Signing

From left to right are CFCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jason Chaffin, CFCC President Jim Morton, East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach, and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ron Mitchelson

Wilmington, NC – On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach and Cape Fear Community College President Jim Morton signed the Pirate Promise Agreement at Cape Fear Community College. This co-admission agreement is designed to advance transfer student access and success through a collaborative baccalaureate degree.

The agreement guarantees Cape Fear Community College students admission to East Carolina University based on the following criteria:

  • The student is enrolled in an Early College, Career and College Promise program, or is in his/her first year of enrollment prior to applying for the Pirate Promise
  • The student has completed the Pirate Promise application
  • The student is committed to full-time status (a minimum of 12 semester hours) at CFCC unless the student is enrolled in an Early College or Career and College Promise program.
  • The student completes degree requirements for an Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology or a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management programs.
  • The student must submit an ECU admissions application, provide supplemental documents, and meet admissions requirements as stated in the ECU Undergraduate Catalog.

Students enrolled in Pirate Promise will benefit from guaranteed admission, joint academic advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship opportunities, a waived ECU application fee, access to ECU libraries and transit, and more.

“We are excited to strengthen our partnership with ECU and to improve our co-admissions process,” said Jim Morton, CFCC president. “This a wonderful commitment from ECU. Students who successfully complete this program will be guaranteed admission.”

“Cape Fear Community College has a great reputation throughout the state,” said Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach. “ECU will be a great next step for graduates of Cape Fear Community College.”

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